We continue our Benny Green Transcription Series with a minor 2-5-1 into some very nice rhythmic motifs and harmonic development lines. This is the 2nd part of his solo on “Celia”.
I absolutely love Benny Green’s playing. His lines are very clear, solid, and connect with the harmonies perfectly. In this podcast series I’m going to walk you through a Benny Green solo and point out the building blocks for you to practice in order to build freedom within your improv.
If you’re new to adding extensions into your voicings learning these upper structure triads is a great way to get you started. With these you’ll start to create some amazing sounding jazz voicings with ease! Enjoy!
As we continue our voicing series we are adding extensions into our voicing fundamentals. This is progressing us a little further and teaching us how to create freedom to build any voicings we want. With these methods you are becoming the creator instead of simply copying voicings and not understanding how they’re used. Enjoy!
During my career I was always copying voicings. I spent so many years just mimicking voicings instead of learning a solid foundation that will allow me freedom to build voicings myself. This fundamental voicing building system will give you the opportunity to build voicings for yourself for the rest of your life!
There are just some tools that every pianist has to know…this is one of them. These “McCoy Tyner” 4th voicing structures are a must know tool to have in your tool box. This is a simple episode that teaches you exactly what they are. Easy to add in your repertoire. Enjoy!
While playing solo piano can be incredibly liberating, it can also be an incredibly daunting task with all of the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic onus …
We’re at the last episode of our reharm series. We’re using our previous tools to reharm the bridge to rhythm changes. Let me tell you…this is a doozy. Because we have two bars each of our 3-6-2-5 our options expand by A LOT! This episode is for the brave. 🙂
We’re continuing our reharm series of progressions this week with a 3-6-2-5. We get a little crazy with the reharms, but all beautiful and effective none the less. We build off concepts from episode 83 so you if you haven’t watched that I highly recommend it. Enjoy!
Once you learn a couple of reharm tools it will completely open up your playing. Not only will you be able to comp differently but you will have more options for improvisation, arranging and solo piano freedom. Check out these reharms for a 2-5-1. I will cover different progressions in the upcoming podcasts.